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Arathi Menon


Arathi Menon
Arathi Menon

Assistant Professor of Art History

Molly Root House 210
315-859-4695

Arathi Menon earned her doctorate in art history and archaeology from Columbia University. She specializes in the art and architecture of South Asia, with a focus on the material culture of the premodern Indian Ocean. Her research examines medieval temple architecture in Kerala, and a syncretic and idiomatic mode of sacred art and architecture in Kerala’s churches, mosques, and synagogues.

Menon’s research has been supported by the Steven Kossak Fellowship in Indian art, the Riggio Fellowship in Art History, and the American Institute of Indian Studies. She was co-editor of the Bulletin 79 (Fall 2020) for the American Council of Southern Asian Art, and has previously taught at Columbia University and at Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Sacred Art of South Asia
  • Painting in South Asia
  • Arts of India
  • Arts of Buddhism

Professional Affiliations

  • American Council of Southern Asian Art
  • Association of Asian Studies
  • College Art Association

Appointed to the Faculty: 2020

Educational Background

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Phil., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., University of California, San Diego

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